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Old 06-24-2019, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by RTFirefly View Post
What Banquet Bear said about 'gaslighting.' The term comes from the 1944 movie and the play it was based on.And surely basking in the awareness that if he becomes President, his plan for getting these changes through Congress is to have a beer with Mitch McConnell who will then magically agree to none of it.
Yes, I know exactly what "gaslighting" means.

Pretty sure that every candidate running realizes that even with a slim D majority, let alone with an R one, the only path to getting anything done is getting as close to all the D senators voting for something and a few Rs too.

Everyone of them promising pink unicorns that fart sprinkles either know that they cannot deliver or are delusional, and know that anything that does get done will require bipartisan cooperation and to some degree and compromises. Or nothing gets done and you sanctimoniously blame the other side while nothing changes at all. But you stayed pure in the Holy War.

To me Trump and Biden represent two different negotiation schools of thought.

The Trump school, one that some of the Far Left seems to endorse, is position for the extreme crazy, demonize the other side, and then the other side, theory goes, meets part way as you win and they lose. In reality that does not work so well.

Biden is more the build relationships and discuss and sell the solution as win win side of the spectrum. Doesn't always work either.

I do not endorse the Trump school and in my professional life have found the Biden approach works more commonly. When it comes to the heavy lift of getting enough Ds to stay on board and getting a few Rs to come over I think Biden and his approach has the better chances than anyone else running. He has the most experience with the Party of No and he may be right that post-Trump a few more R senators will see their best self-interest in trying to appear bipartisan.

I also think, as a practical matter, that that approach is what more voters, especially in the general election, want to vote for.